If you have a travel bucket list that doesn’t include any camping experiences, then you need to make some serious changes to that list! While camping might not sound particularly glamorous to most people, it is one of the best ways to reconnect with nature and enjoy the natural wonder of our earth in all of its beauty.
Now, you can decide on many ways to camp, be that in an old tent, a state of the art canvas or even glamp! (For some ideas on how to make your camping experience more glamorous then check out my post here). More importantly, however, is where you go and what you can do when you arrive at your destination. This is the fantastic thing about camping; you can choose where you want to stay!
I have gone through and found some of the best camping destinations in the world, which, you should be able to use as inspiration to add to your travel destination bucket list!
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You’ve almost certainly heard of Yellowstone National Park in the USA, as it is most known for its active super volcano! Not to worry though as the last time it erupted was 640,000 years ago! Spread across the states of Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, this national park is home to canyons, rivers, forests and hot springs, making it an ideal destination for adventure goers who are looking for a rich and varied terrain.
2) New Zealand.
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There´s a reason New Zealand was the setting for the ´Lord of the Rings´ films; it´s quite simply spectacularly beautiful. You can either choose to camp in a campsite with facilities or go for freedom camping and set up your tent in public sites, of which there are many in NZ. Mount Cook National Park is the country’s highest mountain and has some incredible views.
3) Outback Australia
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Camping in the Australian Outback should be on your bucket list for sure. Watching the sunset at Mount Uluru is said to be one of the most breathtaking experiences in the outback! This is a place, which due to its geographical location, most backpackers or campers write off as too tough for camping. There are however plenty of ways to camp here, and companies which will help organize this trip for you. Make sure you prepare for this trip well and bring the right equipment, best tactical flashlight and the right shoes for this terrain!
4) Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
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Situated in the southwest of Kenya, the Maasai Mara National Reserve is famous for being home to Masai lions, African leopards, and Tanzanian cheetahs as well as the Great Migration that occurs each year to and from the Serengeti. There are many campsites here which will cater to the specific needs of someone visiting a national park, particularly one which has so many wild animals roaming around!
5) Lake District, England
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Enjoy waking up to the magnificent scenery that the Lake District in England has to offer. Rabbits and sheep roam freely here and might just come and surprise you by their curiosity and friendliness! With so many campsites offering their services here, you won’t have to look too far for the right one to suit your needs. You can check some out here.